Akron at Kent State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/17/2018
Saturday, February 17, 2018
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The Akron Zips travel to MAC Center to play the Kent State Golden Flashes on Saturday, February 17, 2018. The opening line for this game has Kent State as 7 point favorites.
Akron comes into this game with an overall record of 11-14. They currently have a point differential of -3.5 as they are averaging 72.5 points per game while giving up 76.0 per contest. Kent State has an overall record of 12-14. They are averaging 73.5 points per game and surrendering 74.0, good for a point differential of -0.5.
Valuable Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 10-13 against the spread this season
The Akron Zips are 11-12 against the over/under this year
Important Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 10-10 against the spread this season
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 11-10 against the over/under this year
Key Akron Zips Injuries
01/20/18 F Jaden Sayles Wrist is out indefinitely
01/12/18 F Emmanuel Olojakpoke Heart is out for season
Key Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
01/30/18 G Taishaun Johnson Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Malcolm Duvivier averages 14.5 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 2.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%. Daniel Utomi averages 15.3 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Kevin Zabo averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 76%. Jaylin Walker averages 17.1 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Zips allow 76.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 274th in the nation. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 295th and 280th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 186th, and they give up 13.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 197th place in the country. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 115th in college basketball. Akron averages 72.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 223rd in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is -3.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 245th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 111th in D-1. They average 33.8 rebounds per game and 13.0 assists per game, which ranks them 267th and 221st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 147th with 13.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Flashes surrender 74.0 points per contest, which ranks them 227th in the country. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 266th and 102nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 240th with 14.1 assists allowed per contest, and 171st with 34.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Flashes are 191st in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game this season. Kent State is 197th in Division 1 with 73.5 points per game this year. They are 265th in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -0.5. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 253rd in the nation. They are 189th in college basketball in rebounding with 35.3 boards per game and 299th in assists per contest with 11.9. The Golden Flashes are 160th in turnovers per game with 13.3.
The Zips are 212th in the nation in offensive rating with 103.2, and their defensive rating of 108.2 is ranked 297th. In terms of pace they are 196th in the country with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 158th. As a team they are 171st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 17th in Division 1. Akron is 109th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 306th in the nation.
Kent State is 190th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 245th in the nation. The Golden Flashes are 215th in the country in offensive rating with 103.2, and their defensive rating of 103.9 is ranked 226th. In terms of pace they are 112th in Division 1 with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 265th. As a team they are 258th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 175th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Akron/Kent State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Kent State -7
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